Today, April 26
Juneau Douglas Boxing Association -- Glacier Gloves Tournament: This U.S. Olympic Amateur Boxing event starts at 6 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. This event features amateur boxers from Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. General admission seats are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 13-17, with ringside seats are $20. Children age 12-younger are free when accompanied by an adult. This is a non-smoking event and no alcohol will be served. Info: Joe Isturis, 321-0917.
Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club -- Cope Park mountain bike race: Meet at 6 p.m. at Cope Park for 6:30 p.m. race start. Courses are three and six laps around the park. Info: Doug Woodby, 463-3095.
Saturday, April 27
Southeast Road Runners club -- May Day Mud (and Mountain) Run: Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking area adjacent to Fish Creek Bridge on the North Douglas Highway, race starts at 8:30 a.m. The short course (about three miles) is an out-and-back run across the Gastineau Channel at low tide, while the long course (about seven miles) includes a run through the woods toward Eaglecrest Ski Area before making the run across the Gastineau Channel. Info: Clayton Hawkes, 789-4388, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gastineau Channel Little League opening day ceremonies -- Teams meet from 9-9:30 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for ceremonies that start at 10 a.m. The ceremony will honor hometown heroes, which is a national theme for Little League this season. The 2002 GCLL season will be dedicated to the memory of longtime coach/parent David Saldivar Jr. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.
Steezy 2002 Skateboard and Rollerblade Competition -- Late registration is at 11:30 a.m. and warm-ups start at 12:30 p.m. at Pipeline Skate Park off Mendenhall Loop Road. Participants can pick up waivers at the Boarderline Skate and Snow Shop in the Nugget Mall, or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center downtown next to Bullwinkle's Pizza. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Bowl for Kids' Sake -- This annual fund-raiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Juneau takes place all day at Channel Bowl. Pledge sheets are available at Bullwinkle's Pizza, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Channel Bowl and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters office. Info: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 586-3350.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday ski/snowshoe/hike -- Meet at the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot at 9:30 a.m. for a ski/snowshoe trek that will be decided by the group. Bring cross-country skis or snowshoes, wear warm layers of clothing, and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ultimate Frisbee registration -- The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) is currently accepting registration for the Juneau Summer Ultimate League. The league opens play in early May and players of all skill levels can join. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.
Ultimate Frisbee beginners' clinics -- These free clinics will take place from 9-11 p.m. on Monday, April 29, and Wednesday, May 1, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The clinics are designed to introduce new players to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, which is a version of Frisbee touch football. Rules, individual skills, team strategies and the spirit of the game will be covered. The clinics will help prepare players for the upcoming Juneau Summer Ultimate League, which starts play in early May. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.
Hank Harmon Rifle Range construction -- The construction of safety barriers for the short range and the long range begins on or about Thursday, April 18. One or both of the ranges will be closed to shooting during the contractor's working hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) six days a week for a period of up to six weeks. The range is located off Montana Creek Road. Info: Malcolm Menzies, member Hank Harmon Rifle Range board of directors, email@example.com (e-mail).
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation ice rink manager candidate reception -- Meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers to meet the applicants for the ice rink manager position for the Treadwell Arena ice rink. There are two finalists who will be at the reception, and residents interested in ice sports are encouraged to attend. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Introduction to synchronized swimming -- These synchronized swimming lessons take place from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30-May 9, at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Participants must be at least 5 years old and able to swim one length of the pool using the American crawl stroke (freestyle) and be comfortable on their back in deep water. The fee is $21 for the first family member and $18.90 for each additional immediate family member. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.
Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay registration -- Forms for the annual 160-mile race from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska, are now available online at http://www.hainesak.com/bikerelay/. Cyclists compete as solo riders or teams of two, four or eight riders. This year's race takes place on Saturday, June 15. This year the rules have been produced in booklet form, and copies will be available soon in Juneau at both Juneau Racquet Club-Alaska Club locations, the Foggy Mountain Shoppe and at Mountain Gears. The early registration deadline is May 15 and the entry fee jumps from $34 (U.S.) to $49 per rider after May 15. Only 1,200 riders are allowed in the race. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (April 26) at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (April 27) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Juneau 4-H spring running program -- The club meets weekly on Thursdays at various times and locations around the city. The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and will be led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The club will meet at different locations each week through July 4 (a schedule was provided at the first meeting), and the season will end with the Governor's Cup Race on Saturday, July 6. A $6 fee to join 4-H will be charged and schedules are available. Info: John or Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, or the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8756.
Capital City Soccer League -- Adult competitive soccer scrimmages: Meet at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26. Info: Kurt West of the CCSL, 364-2503.
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